In that final hour before a concert I invariably try to find time to clear my mind, sit in a comfortable chair in the dressing room and listen to relaxing music. A frequent choice is Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 2, undoubtedly his finest. Only two years ago, I heard it performed live for the first time and it was thrilling. We were in Nashville to perform three concerts with the Nashville Symphony and, as luck would have it, the following night they were performing this very concerto and they invited me along. Recently, I heard a recording featuring soloist Khatia Buniatishvili, a young FrenchGeorgian concert pianist, and her interpretation is special.